Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Pinterest and the Promise of a Perfect Life!
There's something about the beginning of a new year that demands a fresh start. Pinterest is filled with articles about organizing your life. There are to do lists, and menu schedules, and calendars of cleaning and decluttering tasks that guarantee your life will be organized in anywhere from 30 to 365 days.
I've been seduced by the Pinterest promise of an organized life. Not that I've done anything to create this new improved lifestyle, I've been too busy reading the posts about "How to be the Most Organized Person in the World," or "100 Gorgeous Burlap Projects That Will Beautify Your Life." I am NOT kidding. These are real posts! (Full disclosure...I actually pinned the most organized person one.)
I haven't made resolutions, but I do admire people who are able to make and keep them. I've never been able to. I do, however, want to start this year by making some changes. I need to prioritize my efforts and focus on what is most important to me. I have come to realize that I miss the enforced structure of working. I don't miss working, but I am not efficient with time because I don't have to be. Things don't get done because I can always do them tomorrow...or not at all. I'll start walking tomorrow becomes not stepping outside the house for a week. I do better with a routine. So, my objective this month is to identify some weekly goals and develop a daily routine. I'm going to give myself time every week to blog. I hope it will once again become a habit and you'll see me post a little more regularly. I might even update the "Welcome" message on the sidebar to reflect that I retired six years ago, not last year!
Happy New Year! Have you set goals for this year?